People: Funders and Inspirations

an important part of People Power!


Claudia came to the Sanctuary in July of 2014.  She was looking for a place to a host a music festival called “Peacestock”.  She was directed here by fellow Sanctuarian, Troy Pohl who suggested she use Freedom Square.  She decided …


Bound at the shovel, Azure and Christian, permaculture artists and recent Manhattan-escapees, are focused on redefining value through service to community and ecology. They are motivated by visions of a future where wealth comes from acquisition of skills …


The Northeast Family and Child Society has a vision of America beind a country where every child is healthy and safe, and all children having the support from a caring family that will let them live up to their …


The Rensselaer County Summer Youth Employment Program provides income-eligible youth, ages 14-19, with opporunities to gain meaningful jobs skills throughout the summer through employment with certain organizations. The Summer Youth Employment teens came to …


The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region has a goal to strengthen our community by attracting charitable endowments both large and small, maximizing benefits to donors, making effective grants, and providing leadership to …


National Endowment for the Arts has granted Media Alliance funding for our projects, Found Art in North Troy. The fund gave The Sanctuary, local artists, design professionals and other oraganizations the power to enhance the livibilty of …


Seton Health “Strong Me!” is a 12 week, physician led, structured family weight management program whose mission is to conquer Pediatric Obesity. The program, created by Dr. Janice Pride-Boone, utilizes nutrition, education, exercise/Zumba, behavioral …


The Honest Weight Food Co-Op has served New York’s Capital Region for over 35 years, as a cooperatively owned and operated natural foods grovery store. Their mission is to provide high quality, affordable natural foods and healthy living products …


The Nine Mile Farm has been a family-friendly farm in Delmar since 1964. They specialize in nutrient-dense, organically grown vegetable. They feature hundreds of heiroom varieies, plentiful and delicious greens, and great cooking ideas. The Nine Mile …


Cornell Cooperative Extension puts knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability and social well-being. The organization brings local experience and research based solutions together, helping New York State families and communities thrive in our …


Transition Troy projects help the community of Troy prepare for and adapat to the revolutionary change from oil dependency to local resilience. Transition is not a particular program, but a process for a community to dialogue, decide, …


Food Not Bombs recovers and shares free vegan and vegetarian food with the public without restrictions to protest war, poverty, and the destruction of the environment. With local chapters in over 1,000 cities, each group invites everyone …


The Rensselaer Newman Foundation Chapel + Cultural Center was established by the Board of Regents of the State of New York in 1963 as an educational corporation. The purposes were to maintain non-degree courses in theology, philosophy, …


The Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region is a non-profit community development finacial institution serving the Capital Region of New York State. Their mission is to promote sustainable community development efforts for economically underserved people and communities, much …


The Capital Region Economic Development Council has a mission to create a new New York. In 2011, Governor Cuomo created 10 Regional Councils to develop long-term strategic plans for economic growth for their regions. These …


DEC Environmental Justice grant is a grant that the Sanctuary for Independent Media acquired from the state of New York. The grant was awarded to only 34 organizations throughout the entire state in order to give …


The Capital District Community Gardens started in 1975 as a community service project of Garden Way, the former manufacturer of Troy-Bilt Lawn and Garden Equipment. The Community Gardens has a vision of being a national leader that connects people …

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